• First Parish of Norwell
    Hate Has No Home Here

  • Join Us
    for Worship Sunday 10 a.m.

  • Imagine a religion
    where inspiration comes from many spiritual sources

  • We are
    a Welcoming Church

  • We Value the
    Inherent Worth & Dignity of Every Person

  • Our goal:
    World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all.

  • We Respect
    the interdependent web of all existence

About Us

First Parish of Norwell is a liberal church in dialogue with the religious questions of the modern world, yet still honoring the best within our Judeo-Christian heritage. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age, or sexual orientation, ours is a Welcoming Church that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world. First Parish of Norwell is a member church in the Unitarian Universalist Association. First Parish of Norwell is a distinguished New England congregation serving the area including Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, Pembroke and other south shore towns for more than 375 years. Read More.

Worship

"In the bonds of fellowship and love, we unite to cultivate reverence, to promote spiritual growth and ethical commitment, to minister to each other's needs and to those of humanity, to celebrate the sacred moments of life's passage, and to honor the holiness at the heart of being."
First Parish of Norwell Covenant

Community

People of diverse beliefs gather as one faith. We aspire to create an extended spiritual family where young and old, Christian and non-christian, theist and humanist can offer each other mutual friendship and support in our common spiritual quest.

Service

The Helen Fogg Service Committee coordinates efforts to reach our service goals by working with and contributing to already existing social justice and outreach efforts. Four areas of focus help to organize our work include: Neighbor to Neighbor, Sustainable Development, Education, and Human Rights.

We Are UU

Unitarian Universalist principles encourage the right of conscience and utilizing the democratic process to achieve social justice, equity, and equal opportunity for all individuals in our local, national, and global communities. At First Parish of Norwell, we support individual and group efforts to bring about a world where no person is denied the right to participate and enjoy the fruits of a just and equitable society.

Who We Are

First Parish Norwell

Minister - Reverend Lise Adams Sherry

Rev. Lise feels pastoral care and rites of passage make up one of the more sacred parts of ministry. During these times, Lise hopes people will trust her with their challenges and their joys. Lise has found that simply offering her presence can be one of the more empowering things she does as a minister.

Contact the Minister

minister@firstparishnorwell.org

Minister's Bio

Read more about Rev. Lise

Minister Emeritus - Rev. Richard M. Fewkes

Join Us for Sunday Services at 10 a.m.

  • sermon
    November 4: Love the Hell out of this World
    When Universalists began preaching that God was more about love than punishment, they ran into some major roadblocks. We'll look at our history, and hopefully, we can find inspiration there for our own lives today.
    11.4.2018
  • sermon
    November 11: Acknowledging PTSD in our Veterans
    Outreach Sunday

    For generations we've known that our veterans didn't always come home as the same people they were before they went to war. Finally, we are acknowledging the deep psychic harm caused by war, but there's still too much stigma involve. How can we spiritually and mentally help our veterans live the best lives they can? At the end of our service, we'll ring our church bell at 11:11 and all are welcome to join the events on the Norwell Common.
    11.11.2018
  • sermon
    November 18: Thanksgiving and Gratitude
    Rev. Lise and Gabe Millins, DRE

    11.18.2018
  • sermon
    November 25: TBD by the Worship Committee
    11.25.2018
  • IMPORTANT SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION
    Should severe weather this winter necessitate cancellation of any church activities, we will make every effort to leave an outgoing message on the church's voicemail and send an all-church email with the information. Depending on the amount of advance notice check here as well. We will notify WATD radio in Marshfield (95.9 FM), WCVB – TV (Channel 5), WHDH 7News and radio/AM 680 if church services are cancelled. We will also make every effort to post updates on our Facebook page. However, power outages or lack of internet access may affect our ability to communicate with you all. Please be cautious and use your best judgment!
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